Meet Our Team
We are a group of creative media professionals, designers, and technical experts with years of experience in media production and business processes
CEO & FOUNDER
The inspirer of TinkerList, Erik Hauters, has over 15 years of experience as a television director of talk-, music-, panel-, and gameshows. His first-hand observations of editors’, directors’ and producers’ frustrations gave way to TinkerList, an online unified platform to support creative television makers.
Time and time again, I saw writers and producers copy paste content, and waste their energy on tedious jobs. As a director, I was left with scripts that were not the most recent version, videos in the wrong codecs, and images that were dispersed all over the place. So I envisioned one environment, in which all participants of the editorial team (editors, copywriters, graphic designers,…) and the production crew (director, producer, technical operators,..) can collaboratively create and adapt content during all stages of the television production process.
Sales Director & Co-founder
Kurt is our ever enthusiastic sales director and business guru. Kurt studied industrial design and worked several years as a designer until he was ready for his own adventures. He moved to France and started his own architectural firm from scratch. For 5 years he was CEO, leading a creative team and taking care of the business development. In 2015 he joined forces with Erik in order to bring Tinkerlist to the international scene.
Vero Vanden Abeele
UX Director & Co-founder
Vero has been teaching and practicing the art of User Experience design, for over 15 years, as a professor of human‐computer interaction at the University of Leuven (Belgium). She is an expert on the field of usability and user interfaces. As Erik’s sparring -and real life- partner she ensures that UX is no mere gimmick, but remains at the forefront of TinkerList. Vero watches over our team of designers and developers and sees to it that the user always comes first.
Technical director & Partner
Andreas is a software engineer and an entrepreneur who loves developing apps and building teams. In 2008, he co-founded madewithlove, an app development company. Andreas loves pushing startups forward, either as a co-founder or CTO. As partner of TinkerList, Andreas supervises the development team, and lends his software architect brains to ensure that TinkerList can scale. As a firm believer in data & knowledge sharing, you’ll also regularly find Andreas working on open-source projects and speaking at conferences.
Argyro is a UX and Interaction designer educated as an HCI engineer. She is the jack of all trades. Her mission is to ensure UI/UX consistency, design the onboarding of TinkerList, and enable communication between the design and development teams. Part of her work is also the website and marketing of TinkerList.
Márcio de Sousa
Lead Software Engineer
Brendan is our freelance advisor for all matters related to finance and legal. During his career at imec (former iMinds), Brendan was the focal point of contact towards Tinkerlist within the business incubation program imec.istart (formerly known as iStart). He has meanwhile moved on to another challenge outside imec, but remains committed to the future success of Tinkerlist.
Communication & Marketing
Johanna has a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences, which makes her the perfect candidate to support the team with communication and social networking. She is passionate about all things in media and has previous experience in radio and writing. Aside from communication, she will also be helping the team with marketing and translation.
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